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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Signs of Heroin Use

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Local News

• Q-Tips missing (used to filter their heroin into a syringe)

• Q-Tips pulled apart and found in garbage or rolled up in a tiny ball

• Spoons missing, spoons with bent handles, spoons with burn marks on bottom (used to melt the heroin into liquid form to inject)

• Burn marks on clothing

• Chore Boy (copper strings; signs of crack usage)

• Aluminum foil, burned or with burned lines on it (smoking heroin or OxyContin; called “chasing the dragon”)

• Hose clamps, used for grinding pills into powder for snorting or injecting

Donches announces run for Lehigh County Commissioner, 5th District

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

John Donches, resident of Emmaus and member of the community and citizen advocate, has announced his candidacy for Lehigh County Commissioner, 5th District, which includes: boroughs of Emmaus, Coopersburg and Macungie, the townships of Upper Milford, Lower Milford, Upper Saucon, Salisbury and Allentown’s 12th and 13th ward.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by MARGARET FLECK in Local News

Patriot’s Day celebrated April 22

The Shelter House Society held its annual Patriot’s Day dinner April 22 at Citizens’ Fire Company #2 in Emmaus. Patriot’s Day, celebrated on the third Monday in April, commemorates the battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the American Revolution.

The dinner began with a welcome speech by the society’s president Jane Maulfair. She began by saying the Shelter House Society has been holding a Patriot’s Day dinner for almost 60 years. “We are all patriots, and we love our country,” Maulfair said.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Local News

In the April 19 edition of The Press, The Woman’s Club of Emmaus recognized eight Emmaus High School students for their accomplishments. Students recognized included Caroline Fletcher, Cathryn Seibert, Rachel Jibilian, Jupnoor Grewal, Lauren Hodgen, Julia Bezems, Reilly McGinnis and Kelley Yang. Several names were spelled incorrectly.

In the Lower Macungie column, we noted the Friends of the Emmaus Public Library used book sale would be held April 25. The actual date of the sale is April 29 at the Lower Macungie Middle School.

The Press apologizes for these errors.

Macungie Fire Department responds to fire at Boyko Funeral Home April 20

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH AND APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Macungie Fire Department responded to the early morning fire April 20 at Boyko Funeral Home, 10 E. Main St., Macungie. Chief Mike Natysyn said the fire department was dispatched around 2:30 a.m. Natysyn called a second alarm when police said flames were showing from the top of the building.

Assisting fire departments included volunteers from Alburtis, Lower Macungie, Trexlertown, Western Salisbury, Seisholtsville, Topton and Hereford.

Police began evacuating everyone out of the building safely and there were no reported injuries to residents or firefighters.

Nature Center holds photography contest

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The photography contest held at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center for the fourth year was the largest ever.

One hundred fifty-two photographs were submitted and 90 were chosen for exhibit.

The jurors were Phil Campbell, Paul Laincz, Josh Finsel and Anita Collins.

Categories were Insects and Amphibians, Macro of Nature, Your Backyard within Walking Distance and Youth.

Both the first and second places in the People’s Choice award were in the youth category.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Local News

adidas deal approved

The East Penn School District Board of School Directors voted to bring back to the table a proposed uniform and apparel agreement between adidas America and the school district, then passed it with seven “ayes“ and two “nays” at the April 24 meeting.

The sportswear company will provide one set of custom uniforms in the first year to the varsity teams and $10,000 in promotional product at retail value each year of the agreement in years two through four.